Yankees RHP Carl Pavano will skip his next rehabilitation start and instead will have his injured right shoulder examined by specialist James Andrews.
"It's not good," Manager Joe Torre said. "He just felt his shoulder didn't feel right."
Pavano, who signed as a free agent in December, hasn't pitched for the Yankees since June 27 in Baltimore. The Yankees had hoped Pavano would be able to rejoin the team next week.
"As far as I know he didn't do anything more than what he had when we put him on the disabled list," Torre said.
Pavano is 4-5 with a 4.77 ERA.
Meantime, Yankees LHP Randy Johnson's next start is in doubt because of a bad back.
"He's really uncomfortable," Torre said. "If it was like this yesterday, he wouldn't have pitched."
Johnson lasted just four innings in Saturday's 8-5 loss to Toronto, giving up six runs for the second straight start. Johnson, 41, started having back spasms while covering first base in the fourth inning.
"It's real tight right now. It's hard to move," Johnson said. "I'm going to continue to get treatment. Hopefully, it will be day-to-day."
* HONOR FOR FISK: Before notching their 72nd win, the White Sox unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, who wore No. 72 in Chicago, on the center field concourse.
The statue is the third on the center field concourse, along with Minnie Minoso and former owner Charles Comiskey.
Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said more will come.
Fisk said he was glad his 86-year-old mother and 92-year-old father were able to attend.
"My mom and dad were there when I started in Boston and they were here when I started my new career here in Chicago," Fisk said. "They came in 1983 when we won the division, and they were here in '93 when it was over. . . . They're still here to see their little boy be honored."
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